The Ontario Human Rights Code is a law in the province of Ontario that gives all people equal rights and opportunities without discrimination. The Code prohibits actions that discriminate against people based on a protected ground in a protected social area.
Protected grounds include:
- Ancestry, colour, race
- Ethnic origin
- Place of origin
- Family status
- Marital status (including single status)
- Gender identity, gender expression
- Receipt of public assistance (in housing only)
- Record of offences (in employment only)
- Sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding)
- Sexual orientation
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